As previously explored in our article “Popular Places for Tourists to Get Married in Thailand”, many couples travel abroad to tie the knot and say, “I do.”
While international travel can be exciting, there are also many popular places within the U.S. to have a dream wedding destination, too like Las Vegas.
Las Vegas has grown a reputation over the years as a romantic city with classy venues and iconic spots, plus the wedding planning can be stress-free. When famous stars get married in Vegas, like Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton in 2000, and Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker last May 15, 2022, it inspires couples to follow and ‘go all-in’ and wed their partners in the same city.
So, here are some of the most popular places to get married in Vegas.
- Bellagio Dancing Fountains
The Bellagio Dancing Fountains is one of the most iconic landmarks of the city, and saying, “I do” in front of it would be nothing short of spectacular. If you can time it correctly, your first kiss will be epic as it’ll go with the music, lights, and explosive water jets shooting 400 feet into the air to commemorate your union in matrimony. Following the wedding ceremony, the Bellagio has numerous fine restaurants where you can ‘raise the stakes’ on your big day, like Prime Steakhouse, as well as ballrooms that can accommodate your guests for a grand reception.
- Paris & The Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas is a half scale replica of the world-famous Paris, France landmark. Just like the original French landmark, The Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas is also a symbol of love and romance. You could choose to exchange wedding vows at Paris Hotel and take photos with the Eiffel Tower in the background. After tying the knot, you could have a reception feast in the Eiffel Tower restaurant and enjoy French cuisine with a phenomenal view of the Bellagio Fountains and the Strip. It would be a romantic and classy dinner party that you and your guests will remember forever.
- Red Rock Canyon
Not all weddings take place among the bright lights and bustle of Vegas. Poker.org explains in their guide to Vegas after playing poker, that the city can get a little wild at times and Red Rock Canyon is both peaceful and boasts beautiful scenery– perfect for a wedding. It is located only about 25 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip and has four locations that are suitable to host weddings for up to 50 guests. Since it is as National Conservation Area, Special Recreation Permits are required and this can obtained in advance at BLM.gov. The dramatic background and red colored mountains of the canyon will make a gorgeous backdrop for any wedding ceremony.
- Lake Las Vegas
Most tourists are not aware that there is a lake in Las Vegas and it’s a perfect destination for a wedding. Lake Las Vegas is located 16 miles east of the Strip and features hotels, restaurants, a golf course, and a 320-acre lake. The Westin Lake Las Vegas has a lakeside courtyard that can accommodate up to 250 guests, and the surrounding view consists of the beautiful lake and stunning mountains. Following the ceremony, a reception can be held with a view of the waterfront in a ballroom, or for something extra classy, you could rent a yacht and party while it cruises around the beautiful lake. If you’re looking for a lakeside wedding with a sunset ceremony, Lake Las Vegas can make your dreams come true.
Destination weddings are becoming more popular and Vegas is one of the top places in the country for stars and tourists alike. There are iconic city spots, beautiful mountains, and a gorgeous lake to pick from. With so many options, Las Vegas can be your perfect “I do” destination.